Mérida, Yucatán – Investors interested in the Maya Train project were part of the recent Tianguis Turístico in Merida. Rogelio Jiménez Pons, head of the National Fund for the Promotion of Tourism (Fonatur), presented the additional opportunities to interested investors from other countries.
He said during the Merida event, investors were provided with information on additional business opportunities revolving around the train project. He said the Maya Train project was presented to tourism operators and investors from various countries who are interested in developing the upcoming tourist areas.
He explained that in 2024, when the Maya Train begins operating, there are tourist places of interest that have not been developed to their greatest potential. He explained the development of tourist complexes such as businesses and shopping malls were promoted.
“We are hoping the new year comes with several tenders for offers, in particular, shopping areas for example,” he said adding that “there are groups that are interested in investing in the project.”
“The Maya Train project goes beyond being merely tourism. It is to give the communities a boost and an opportunity for development. The train will be a tool to improve the quality of life of thousands of people. It will create a before-and-after in the southeast. It is about addressing what was neglected for decades,” he said.